Makaay quick to make his mark

Roy Makaay scored the fastest goal in UEFA Champions League history with his eleven-second strike for FC Bayern München against Real Madrid CF last night.

Goal: Makaay A remarkable start here as Bayern take the lead in the very first minute. Roberto Carlos gave the ball away to Hasan Salihamidžic and he crossed from the right for Roy Makaay to side-foot the ball in right-footed. Now 3-3 on aggregate, with Bayern ahead on away goals, at eleven seconds the Dutchman's effort is the fastest goal in UEFA Champions League history eclipsing Gilberto's record of 20.07 seconds set for Arsenal FC against PSV Eindhoven in 2002.

The concluding night of first knockout round action got off to a record-breaking start as Roy Makaay scored the fastest goal in UEFA Champions League history for FC Bayern München against Real Madrid CF.

Early goals
Having lost the first leg in the Spanish capital 3-2, Bayern were determined to make a flying start in Germany. Makaay obliged in style, sweeping a Hasan Salihamidžić pass beyond Iker Casillas eleven seconds in after the Bosnian had dispossessed Roberto Carlos on Madrid's left flank. The Dutchman's goal eclipses the previous mark set by Gilberto 20.07 seconds into Arsenal FC's match against PSV Eindhoven on 25 September 2002. The Brazilian's strike had beaten Alessandro Del Piero's for Juventus against Manchester United FC in October 1997 by five-hundredths of a second.

Ten fastest goals in UEFA Champions League history
Pos Name Club Against Date Time (secs)
1 Roy Makaay FC Bayern München Real Madrid CF 07/03/07 11*
2 Gilberto Arsenal FC PSV Eindhoven 25/09/02 20.07
3 Alessandro Del Piero Juventus Manchester United FC 01/10/97 20.12
4 Mariano Bombardo Willem II AC Sparta Praha 20/10/99 28.21
5 Alexandros Alexoudis Panathinaikos FC Aalborg BK 22/11/95 28.46
6 Deco FC Porto Molde FK 26/20/99 30.08
7 Andreas Möller BV Borussia Dortmund Juventus 13/09/95 37.04
8 Vratislav Lokvenc AC Sparta Praha FC Spartak Moskva 03/11/99 42.58
9 Pavel Nedved S.S. Lazio Bayer 04 Leverkusen 27/10/99 43.25
10 Kakha Kaladze FC Dynamo Kyiv RSC Anderlecht 18/10/00 44.00